Provides information on the need for and availability of early care and education programs for low-income children in Chicago, maintained by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.
This site maintained at Northern Illinois University for the Illinois State Board of Education provides data by schools, districts, and other regions on test results, Adequate Yearly Progress, students, teachers, finances, and other related topics.
Illinois Report Card State and District Report Card
The Kids Count database, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, contains state-level data for over 100 measures of child well-being, including the measures used in the “KIDS COUNT Data Book” and “ The Right Start for America's Newborns.”
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) provides data on demographics, early childhood (health, care and education, parenting and economic supports), adolescence, and family economic security.
Lynn Karoly, a senior economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California, reviews the evidence related to benefit-cost analyses and investment in greater access to preschool.
Future of Children.org Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Education